Elixir: The Remedy: Lethal Potion / Sovereign Remedy / Elixir Live, 3CD Remastered Boxset Edition

Elixir: The Remedy: Lethal Potion / Sovereign Remedy / Elixir Live, 3CD Remastered Boxset Edition

18th July 2019 0 By John Deaux

Elixir are probably better know for featuring Clive Burr (of Iron Maiden fame) as their drummer for a little while. However even without that connection. Elixir produced some of the finest NWOBHM albums. To prove that point HNE Recordings are releasing a 3CD box with a trilogy of their finest works. 

Lethal Potion from 1990 still sounds as fresh as a daisy. The track Sovereign Remedy is a prime example of this. Clive Burrs drumming coupled with the melodic lead guitars and Paul Taylors vocal are HUGE sounding.

The 2004 album Sovereign Remedy (originally recorded in 1988)is a bit of an oddity in that it contains alternative versions of previously recorded Lethal Potion tracks. Lethal Potion itself sounds so much better than this ‘bootleg’ looking album. Although this isn’t a bootleg, sounds like demos and shockingly bad ones.

The 3rd and final disc is Elix Live is exactly what it says. This is a band that are very comfortable and tighter than a mouses ear. This captures the band perfectly in a live situation and is well worth the price of the box on its own.

Had Elixir just released live sounding albums they all would’ve sounded massive. 

All in all this isn’t a fair representation of the band but it’s a good one. Especially if you’re just discovering this band purely based on the Iron Maiden connection. Lethal Potion is quite simply a brilliant studio album.

Score 6/10

TRACKLISTING 

DISC ONE

LETHAL POTION (1988)

1. SHE’S GOT IT

2. SOVEREIGN REMEDY

3. LLAGAERAN

4. LOUISE

5. SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT

6. ALL TOGETHER AGAIN

7. LIGHT IN YOUR HEART

8. (METAL TRANCE INTRO)

VISIONS OF DARKNESS

9. EDGE OF ETERNITY

10. LAST RAYS OF THE SUN

DISC TWO

SOVEREIGN REMEDY (2004)

1. METAL TRANCE

2. VISIONS OF DARKNESS

3. LIGHT IN YOUR HEART

4. SHE’S GOT IT

5. SOVEREIGN REMEDY

6. LLAGAERAN

7. LAST RAYS OF THE SUN

8. SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT

9. LOUISE

10. LEGION OF THE EAGLE

11. EDGE OF ETERNITY

12. LOST IN A DREAM

13. (WHEN WE’RE) ALL TOGETHER AGAIN

14. METAL TRANCE (REPRISE)

DISC THREE

ELIXIR LIVE (2005)

1. THE RETURN

2. MOONLIGHT

3. TRIAL BY FIRE

4. PANDORA’S BOX

5. HOLD HIGH THE FLAME

6. THE IDOL

7. SON OF ODIN

8. SOVEREIGN REMEDY

9. BORN LOSER

10. WINDS OF TIME

11. DEATH TOLL

12. METAL TRANCE

13. VISIONS OF DARKNESS

14. SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT

15. DEAL WITH THE DEVIL

16. TREACHERY

17. LLAGAERAN

Release Date

26th July 2019

Label

HNE Recordings

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